Conviction in Pasco 'onion fields' murder trial

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A man convicted of killing a Pasco man who arranged farmworker jobs in onion fields is facing more than 50 years in prison.

Thirty-one-year-old Ramon Garcia-Morales was found guilty Wednesday of murder and attempted murder for the 2008 shooting that killed Alfredo Garcia and wounded his wife.

Franklin County prosecutors say Garcia-Morales blamed Alfredo Garcia for his lack of work and financial hardship.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 28th in Pasco.

Garcia-Morales' brother, Jose, is also accused in the case and is undergoing a mental evaluation at Eastern State Hospital.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com